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The manner in which things exist and take place, constitutes what is called the nature of things; and a careful observation of the nature of things is the sole foundation of all truth.  - Jean-Baptiste Say
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Book II, On Distribution, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 354 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)

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Born: January 5, 1767

Died: November 15, 1832 (aged 65)

Bio: Jean-Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. He is best known due to Say's Law, which is named after him and at times credited to him, but while he discussed and popularized it, he did not originate it.

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